Jul 05 2008

The one where Meg waits three years for ADSL

Published by at 12:07 am under internet

I used to have fast broadband. Then my account was migrated to a new billing system and I lost the use of my very own cable modem and am now relegated to sharing a wi-fi connection.

I laugh at the irony of seeing a certain commercial where the six occupants in a tri-level house enjoy the use of the internet at the same time. I’m sure it works in the majority of houses unless, of course, you happen to have a massive concrete slab and a few walls in the way.

Anyhoo, call me a broadband snob – but sharing a wi-fi connection is just not fast enough.

So I figure I’ll look at the ADSL option. Again. Who knows, maybe things have changed in a year. So I made an application to an ISP yesterday and thought I’d login and check the status. It is not looking good….


2011… I’m seriously hoping this is a system glitch 😀

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “The one where Meg waits three years for ADSL”

  1. Peter Gon 05 Jul 2008 at 12:30 am

    Oh my! Is this with Hellstra? It sounds about right…

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  2. Megon 05 Jul 2008 at 12:54 am

    Hey Peter, not this time!

  3. Burgoon 05 Jul 2008 at 8:06 am

    Hmmm… I know you’re hoping for this to be a glitch Meg, but with my past experiences… well, that could very well be the truth!

    Burgo’s last blog post..I think I might regret this…

  4. Christine Parfitton 05 Jul 2008 at 8:58 am

    Hi Meg,

    I sympathise with the lack of Internet speed but I’m also smiling that the Google ads that I’m seeing are for concrete floors and concrete slabs :)

    Christine Parfitt’s last blog post..What skills are required for SEM?

  5. Gemishton 05 Jul 2008 at 9:07 am

    Ummm just had a thought – are all the computers networked together or are they running separately???? If they are networked you can get internet access with one modem and one account.

    Gemisht’s last blog post..For Evyl – With Love

  6. Kelleyon 05 Jul 2008 at 10:23 am

    Wish I could do one of those shocked smileys here but I am so computer illiterate I would have no idea. Along with the whole how to get faster internet access. I just yell at MPS and he does stuff and it is fixed and I am calmer and just stare at my pretty shoes.

    Sometimes it is just easier that way and I am shielded from such atrocities.

    I am hoping that it is a technical error and they actually mean today around 11…

    Kelley’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday on Thursday. With words…

  7. Lizon 06 Jul 2008 at 2:25 pm

    I feel your internet-related pain. We only have one affordable internet option in our area, and it might be starting a tiered payment system soon. Plus, our rates just went up. ARGH! I have to make my fiancé call and threaten to cancel so that they’ll lower them again.

    Liz’s last blog post..The Dark Knight: Best Comic Book Movie EVER?

  8. Colin Campbellon 06 Jul 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Don’t worry Captain Kevvie and the new broadband thingy will have you set up in a tick. Are you in a marginal electorate? Can you change things so that you are???

    Colin Campbell’s last blog post..Ra Ra The Brits

  9. Gavin Heatonon 06 Jul 2008 at 11:13 pm

    With that sort of service, it sounds like you may be using my ISP too 😉

    Gavin Heaton’s last blog post..Where the Hell is the Sponsor?

  10. samjohnon 07 Jul 2008 at 4:29 pm

    No need to worry, the 11/11/2011 is actually just a filler date used on all orders.

  11. swollenpickleson 07 Jul 2008 at 4:32 pm

    You can’t rush a good thing Meg!

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  12. Eva Whiteon 09 Jul 2008 at 3:16 pm

    I don’t think you’re being a snob. Its true that broad band is much faster and more efficient than any other system of getting on the net.

    Eva White’s last blog post..Global Economic Recession

  13. Spleepon 14 Jul 2008 at 10:51 am


    “Hellstra” I love it! But i hate the memories it evokes!

  14. Daisyon 17 Jul 2008 at 5:49 am

    Oh dear are there any good isp’s in Australia? We’ll be heading to Sydney soon and can’t wait for months to get a broad band service. Optus any good?

  15. swollenpickleson 17 Jul 2008 at 11:57 am

    Hey Meg, are you still waiting???

    swollenpickles’s last blog post..WidgetBucks expand PPC network

  16. Megon 17 Jul 2008 at 12:01 pm

    No I got it on Monday 14/7 – yay 😀 And it works a treat.

  17. swollenpickleson 17 Jul 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Phew, I was worried that the internet was going to be obsolete by the time you got connected! :p

    swollenpickles’s last blog post..What if Cadbury and Nestle merged?

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